NAKURU, Kenya 31st March 2015 – Nakuru County Deputy Governor Joseph Ruto has urged potential investors from both international and local level to visit Nakuru for tours of modern industries and companies in anticipation of putting up their own.
Speaking in Keroche Breweries in Naivasha during the official launch of a Ksh 5B brewing plant, Ruto observed that many people spend most of their time and money in touring different industries abroad whereas Nakuru county is a home to many that have adopted modern technology.
‘This launch is an indicator to international and local investors that Nakuru county is a place to invest. People should come and see for themselves instead of travelling abroad,’ he said.
Ruto commended Keroche for putting the county in the international limelight in terms of investment adding that the county will support all investors who venture in Nakuru.
The new Keroche Breweries plant will produce 240,000 liters of beer a day compared to 24,000 liters it used to produce.
The increase has seen the company corner 20% of beer market in Kenya with only 18 years in production.
The chief guest during the launch Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization Aden Mohammed celebrated the company for fighting on despite all the challenges and frustrations from the formerly monopolized industry.
He said that the country is committed to seeing that Kenya is a business friendly nation by improving the business environment.
‘Kenya is rated 7th globally among investor friendly markets and we are committed to see that we even become better,’ said Mohammed.
The occasion was also graced by other leaders in government and the private sector including Speaker of County Assembly Hon. Susan Kihika, Naivasha MP Hon. John Kihagi and various other leaders from the county.